When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Maryborough Park, Bruce Hwy, Maryborough
What: See some of Australia's finest classic country music artists performing live at the Classic Country Music Stampede. Tickets and campsite bookings available online. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
Cost: Friday $10, Saturday and Sunday, $20
When: Friday, 4-8pm
Where: Urangan Marina Complex
What: Harbour View Twilight Markets are fun for all the family with jumping castle and merry go round, clairvoyant and tarot card reader, artist and writer, loads of different crafts, candles, plants, illuminated products, honey and honey products, bush products and more.
When: Friday, 7.30pm
Where: The Beach House Hotel, Esplanade, Scarness
What: The Beach House Hotel will host the final of the Hervey Bay 2012 Karaoke World Championships. There are 20 singers vying for two spots in the final.
PORTSIDE FOOD AND WINE FEST
When: Saturday, noon-5pm
Where: Mary River Parklands and Wharf St, Maryborough
What: 2012 Portside Food and Wine Fest will be a new exciting adjunct to the already popular World's Greatest Pub Fest. This event will send your taste buds into overdrive when they experience local and regional produce.
Cost: $15 adults, children under 18 free if accompanied by an adult
BEST OF BRASS CHAMPS
When: Saturday, 8am-3.30pm and 7.30-10pm, Sunday, 8am
Where: Brolga Theatre, Lennox St, Maryborough
What: See some of the top-placed brass bands from Australia and New Zealand perform in Maryborough as the city hosts the 2012 Queensland Brass Band Championships.
A gala concert Saturday night and a colourful street march on Sunday are the highlights of this annual event. Also featuring will be the NSW Fire and Rescue precision drill team and special guest, New Zealand musician Ricki McDonald.
Saturday night will feature a fun concert showcasing the top two A-Grade bands in Queensland, Brisbane Brass and Brisbane Excelsior.
The street march on Sunday will start on the corner of Bazaar and Kent streets at 8am, and will finish at the City Hall in Adelaide St.
Cost: Gala concert, $30 adults
When: Saturday, 8am-1pm
Where: Paved precinct near Aquavue Cafe & tennis courts, Esp.
What: Torquay Beachside Markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month on the Esplanade at Torquay, right next to the award-winning Aquavue Cafe. …